In early 2013 the PUD decided to replace all meters with readings greater than 1.5 million gallons. Historically, as the meter ages it generally starts to drift about 2 to 3 percent, it makes sense to change them out. 700 meters have been changed out with about 100 more needing replacement. Cypress Forest PUD's water accountability of 93% in a rolling 12 month average is higher than upper 80's 12 month average for others. Additionally, in December 2014 we changed out all of our commercial meters.
Other news concerning your PUD, our household waste vendor, Royal Disposal, has been purchased by WCA. By the time you read this any changes, we don't expect any at this time due to the fact we are under contract but will receive a notice about the buyout with your monthly statement or on our website (Cyforestpud.com).
Additionally, Kleinwood Joint Powers, the Sewer Plant that we own 26%, decided to utilize part of the water deposited into the creek, by filtering or clarifying before selling it to end-users, notably for landscaping. You should be hearing more about effluent reuse during the next few months. This could be a great opportunity to use a waste product, save on expensive well and surface water, reduce subsidence, and possibly have a revenue source that will help improve or pay for any future repairs at the sewer plant.
Also, the Bayou Preservation Association (BPA) in coordination with the Cypress Creek Greenway Project and Precinct 4 Parks' Department will again be sponsoring Trash Bash at Collins Park on 3/28/15. This will be the sixth year to hold the event at Collins Park which is one of 16 locations in the greater Houston area. Last year we had almost 750 volunteers participating at Collins Park site. With your permission we would again like to have volunteers pick up trash within the Cypress Creek corridor adjoining Cypress Forest Park east and west of Champions Forest Drive. Last year the volunteers cleaned Cypress Forest Park better than it has been cleaned and we welcome them as well as thank them for their service. You can obtain more information about Trash Bash at www.TrashBash.org.
Cypress Creek Trails Master Plan West of Cypress Forest Park is being finalized. For map see our website.
Additionally, Klein ISD's trustees voted unanimously on January 12th, 2014 for a $498.1 million bond package that includes a new elementary school, middle school and high school as well as a pre-kindergarten center in addition to other expansions, renovations and land purchases. Election is May 9th.